Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group
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We are excited to announce our October Long Weekend Market being held on Saturday, 29 September 2018.
Date for the diary: Saturday 20 October – Taste the Past Picnic Lunch. Planning is under way and more details coming soon.
Check out our photos from the 2018 March Gathering.
NEW – Check out the album from our cemetery project.
The Hill End and Tambaroora Gathering Group is a group of like-minded people who share an interest in the descendants of families of Hill End and Tambaroora in central western NSW. Early in the 1930s a group of women and children started to meet regularly in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. These were the families of ex residents of the Hill End and Tambaroora goldfields. Since leaving the goldfields they had been missing the closeness and companionship of village life and these meetings went some way towards restoring the support networks that had formerly existed. Read more…
Hill End & Tambaroora were important gold mining towns in the Central West of New South Wales, closely associated with the Turon and Macquarie Rivers. In its heyday in the 1870s the district had a population of over 7000 people. Prior to the Australian goldrush, which commenced in May 1851, the Hill End district had been a sheep and cattle run, leased by William Cummings of Peel. Only weeks after the rush to Ophir, hardy prospectors battled their way up the precipitous Oakey Creek onto flat and open country and were finding good gold where Hill End is today. A village had been born. Read more…